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J. Richard Claywell, CPA
1560 W. Bay Area Blvd, Ste 105
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: 866.499.7531 or 281.488.7531
Fax: 281.286.8121
E-mail: richard@biz-valuation.com

Web Site:

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Scope & Range of Services

J. Richard Claywell, CPA, ABV, ASA, CBA, CVA, CM&AA, MAFF, CFD, ABAR

Preparation of valuation reports since 1985 for Exit Planning, Estate & Gift Tax, Buy/Sell Agreements, Adequacy of Life Insurance, Economic Loss Analysis, Partner Disputes, Dissenting Shareholder Actions, Disruption of Business & chief architect of the valuation programs BVMPro & it's report writer BVQ is only a small amount of the vast expertise of J. Richard Claywell, CPA.

J. Richard Claywell joined the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) in 1993 and was certified as a Certified Valuation Analyst in 1994. He has served on the NACVA Executive Advisory Board (1995-1997) and the Government Valuation Analyst Board (GVA) (which supervised the accreditation and continuing education of government officials (IRS) in business valuations) from 1997 to 2004. He served as Chairman of the GVA Board from 1999 to 2001. He has been an active member of the valuation examination team since 1995 and served as its Chairman from 1998 to 2000. He has been on the NACVA training team since 1994 and has taught numerous courses for NACVA as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Internal Revenue Service, Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Center for Professional Education, University of Houston, National Business Institute and other professional organizations.

Richard received the Certified in Fraud Deterrence (CFD) certification from NACVA in 2004, when the credential was introduced. It was restructured into the certified forensic financial analyst designation (CFFA). Richard was an instructor for the CFFA Program which has evolved into the MAFF program.

Richard received the Certified in Mergers and Acquisitions (CM&AA) designation from the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors in 2001 and has been active with assisting business owners in determining the value of their companies and assisting in exit planning strategies for the business owners.

Richard is the chief architect of Business Valuation Pro (BVMPro) and its report writer, Business Valuation Quality Control Editor (BVQ). BVMPro is a business valuation software program marketed through the software division of ValuSource.

Richard has written for many publications, including Business Today and The Texas Law Reporter and has coauthored two books, Business Valuation Strategies, Capitalization and Discount Rates: The Value of Risk.

He is active in the Houston Chapter of CPAs, and is president of NACVA's Texas State Chapter. Richard's special areas of focus are in determining the value for closely held companies and assisting business owners in successfully exiting from their businesses. Richard has valued companies for determining a sales price for exit/succession planning, adequacy of life insurance, buy/sell agreements, employee stock ownership plans, estate and gift, family limited partnerships, determining goodwill, disruption of business, dissenting shareholder actions, divorce, economic loss and intellectual property.


Certified Public Accountant, 1983
Accredited in Business Valuations, 2006
Certified Valuation Analyst, first in Texas to earn the designation, 1994
Certified in Mergers and Acquisitions, Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, 2001
Certified in Fraud Deterrence, 2009
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, 2007
Certified Business Appraiser, 2010
Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) Executive Board, 1994 - 1997
Appointed to the Government Valuation Analyst Board by the Executive Advisory Board, 1997 - Present
Chairman, IRS Certification for Business Valuations, which supervises the accreditation and
continuing education of government officials (IRS) in the business valuation field, 1999 - 2001
Chairman, CPA's Litigation Support Committee, Houston Chapter, 1997 - 1999
President, NACVA State Chapter, 1996 - Present
Member, Exam & Grading Committee, NACVA, 1998 - Present; Chairman, 1998 - 2000
Outstanding Member Award, NACVA, 1995
Outgoing Executive Advisory Board Member, NACVA, 1997
Member, Certification Exam Grading Team, NACVA, 1995 - Present
BS, University of Houston, 1979
Business Valuation, 250+ companies, 1985 - Present
Contributing Editor to Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC) Guide to Practical Estate Planning - 2008
Director of Education for International Valuation Association (IACVA)


Determination of value and economic damages and advice to litigants and legal counsel involving issues such as:

  • wrongful termination
  • business interruption
  • breach of contract
  • patents, trademarks
  • covenant not to compete
  • estate and gift tax valuations
  • family limited partnership valuations
  • buy-sell and merger and acquisitions
  • divorce property division

Engagements have involved:

  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • medical practices
  • accounting practices
  • financial institutions
  • retail businesses

Other areas include damage calculation for lost earnings, lost profits, pension valuation tax research, planning and preparation, corporate reorganizations, computerized modeling and analysis, economic, financial, operational and management consulting for small to medium-sized businesses and litigation support services.



Lender Liability
Business interruption for retail establishments resulting from fire damage
Loss of business value in contract dispute
Lost profits resulting from software theft
Business interruption for professional practice resulting from tropical storms
Damage calculations in a DMSO contract dispute
Lost profits in dispute over proprietary software contract dispute / trade secrets
Lost profits from eminent domain
Lost profits in cancellation of lease contract
Value of businesses for divorces
Value of business for dissenting shareholder disputes
Damage calculation for dispute in sale of company
Damage calculation for wrongful termination
Tracing of assets
Lost wages resulting from personal injury
Tax evasion, kiting, lapping, fraudulent loans, mail fraud

Have testified in:
Bankruptcy Court
Texas State District Courts
Texas County Courts
Federal Court

Complete CV, with extensive teaching and publishing, available upon request.

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